R&D Design Engineer

At Stoko, we empower athletes to be their best, push their limits, and reach their full athletic potential. That’s why we’ve built the world’s first supportive apparel to offer athletes the same level of joint support as a rigid brace in the form-factor of a compression tight. This allows us to give our athletes the support they need without having to compromise on comfort, mobility, or style.

Founded in 2017, we are a young, dynamic company that is growing quickly! Our team is built with collaboration, talent, and hard work. We’re looking for people who are excited to step out of their comfort zone, embrace the unknown, and learn something new every day. We want you to dream, innovate, and bring your ideas into the world. Sound like you? Excited? Perfect. Keep reading.


Start Date: April 2021

Compensation: Based on experience. Salary + Options.


About the Role:

As part of the R&D team, you will design, build, and test your creations. You can expect to do many of the following:

● Work with the R&D team to understand product intent, specifications, and vision, and maintain them throughout the entire product design cycle
● Manage collaborative and personal projects to ensure success and team alignment
● Develop product needs and requirements based on market research, literature reviews, and consumer feedback
● Break out of traditional engineering to create innovative solutions to complex problems
● Create proof-of-concept, functional, and manufacturing prototypes
● Develop testing and validation plans, as well as design and build any necessary equipment to execute said plans
● Conduct full product, component, and material testing to ensure technical efficacy and validate the satisfaction of design requirements
● Through all forms of testing, compile results and work with Design and Development to identify and prioritize actionable improvements
● Consider manufacturing throughout all design stages and work with Development to implement completed concepts in a manufacturing environment
● Identifying necessary manufacturing changes and working with Development to improve manufacturing procedures
● Collect and analyze user feedback from customers, preparing and implementing required design recommendations




● 3+ years of industry experience in product design and development
● An Engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical, Engineering Physics), industrial design, or equivalent degree
● Proficient in prototyping tools including traditional machining as well as rapid techniques
● Deep understanding of mechanical design and design for manufacturing
● Ability to justify design decisions with calculations, analysis, and written documentation
● Proficient in the use of 3D CAD software
● Experience with microcontrollers (Arduino, etc.) and electrical systems is an asset
● Experience coding is an asset (C++, Python, MATLAB)
● Understanding biomechanics is an asset
● Understanding technical textiles and apparel construction methods is an asset
● Enthusiasm for lifelong learning, problem-solving, and stepping out of your comfort zone
● Strong interpersonal skills to work well within a collaborative team environment
● Awesomeness. That’s right, you better be awesome.


Stoko offers flexible schedules, stellar baked goods, and mediocre opponents for a game of darts or ping pong. Our office often has music, dogs, and plenty of laughs. During free time, our team loves to ride bikes, catch fish, and create cool sh*t (like apparel, art, custom motorcycles, paddleboards, fishing rods, and whatever else we can dream up).

As a full-time employee at Stoko, you will be eligible to receive a health spending account to cover healthcare costs such as dental, vision care, and RMT.

Still excited? Awesome. Send us an email at jobs@stoko.ca! Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re excited and why you’re a great fit for our team